- EUR 200.000 project was carried out in Prahova and included over 1,000 specialized medical consultations, through 2022
- The medical staff performed laboratory tests, provided free investigations and consultations, and facilitated access to hospital treatment for more complicated cases
- After the success recorded in the first year, the program will be extended in 2023 to other counties
OMV Petrom, the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, announces the continuation of the Medical Services Caravan project. The Medical Services Caravan is a project of the Medcorp Association and it is funded by OMV Petrom. In 2022, it was supported by the Prahova County Council and targeted five communities within the county. Within the project, the specialists laboratory analyses, internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology and
Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom: "Health is one of the areas we chose to be actively involved in, by supporting projects that make a difference for a better life. Statistics show that a doctor from rural areas has 9 times more patients than an urban one, which makes it more difficult to access health services. We are glad that we have been able to help vulnerable communities in Prahova to benefit from quality medical services. I thank our partners, especially the medical staff of the Medcorp Association, without whom this project would not have been possible. The success of this initiative has encouraged us to extend next year the coverage area, beyond Prahova County and to reach 12 new vulnerable communities".
„Where people can't get to the hospital, we took the hospital to their gate. I thank our partners who have shown that they are responsible actors of our community and have made possible the access to quality, free medical services for the inhabitants of five communities of our county", said Iulian Dumitrescu, President of Prahova County Council.
The communities that have benefited from the services of the doctors' caravan are Cărbunești, Predeal Sărari, Salcia, Gura Vadului and Şirna. Community members will be monitored for the long term through the Medcorp Call Center service, where they can ask questions and receive medical advice and where, if necessary, they will be directed to proper medical centers specialists.
OMV Petrom is a long-established partner of the Prahova community in the field of health. Recently, the company announced EUR 3 million sponsorship for the modernization of the Ploiesti County Emergency Hospital, the largest medical institution in Prahova County. Cumulatively, in the last 5 years, OMV Petrom has supported health projects with more than EUR 16 million.
About OMV Petrom
OMV Petrom is the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, with an annual Group hydrocarbon production of approximately 47 million boe in 2021. The Group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons annually and operates an 860 MW high-efficiency power plant. The Group is present on the oil products retail market in Romania and neighboring countries through approximately 790 filling stations under two brands – OMV and Petrom.
OMV Petrom shares are traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. OMV Aktiengesellschaft, one of the largest listed industrial companies in Austria, holds a 51% stake in OMV Petrom. The Romanian State, through the Ministry of Energy, holds 21% of OMV Petrom shares, and 28% is owned by natural and legal persons.
OMV Petrom is the largest contributor to the state budget, with approximately 35 billion euro in taxes and dividends paid between 2005 and 2021. During the same period, the company invested approximately 17 billion euro.
Since 2007, OMV Petrom has included corporate responsibility principles into its business strategy. Between 2007 and 2021, the company has allocated over 80 million euro to develop communities in Romania, focusing on environmental protection, education, health, and local development.
On July 29th, 2020, OMV Petrom announced its support for the recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) regarding risks and opportunities on climate change.